I suffer from terrible car sickness, what will the roads be like?

Good question! If you suffer from car sickness, there’s no need to worry. In general, the roads we travel are well-maintained, bitumen-surfaced single carriageways.

Short sections of road on the Coromandel Peninsula are unsealed, but the road surface is well-maintained and we take our time. If you prefer to sit in the front seat to help your car sickness, please do tell your guide! We will do whatever we can to make you more comfortable.

The access road to Lake Waikaremoana has a 100-kilometre section of un-sealed, dusty gravel road with many sharp corners. If the road hasn’t been graded for a while there can be surface corrugations that make the trip bumpy. If you suffer from car sickness, please equip yourself with whatever remedies you prefer to use to alleviate the discomfort. The best time to purchase medicinal supplies is in Rotorua before we leave.

The roads in and around Tongariro National Park are lovely, well-sealed bitumen surfaced highways and they’re not too twisty, so that will be nice and relaxing.

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